Founded in 1971, Simplex Industries is a highly experienced builder with numerous national building and design awards, including awards for Green construction. While experience may belong to a corporation, expertise lies within its personnel. Simplex is proud of the expertise our key personnel bring to the Multi-Family Division. In addition to the knowledge they bring to their current positions, most began their careers in the modular industry on the shop floor.
Pat Fricchione is CEO and General Partner at Simplex. He represents the second generation of family leadership of the company founded by his father and uncles. Pat began his career on the shop floor and has worked in almost every division of the company.
Under Pat’s leadership, Simplex has grown in to a nationally recognized, high quality modular builder with a reputation for technical innovation.
Pat is a hands-on leader. When asked about the developments he is most proud of, he cited the Simplex commitment to Multi-Family and the commitment to think beyond traditional modular building techniques when working with customers. “The ability to rethink/re-engineer our business to build multi-million-dollar townhomes in Philadelphia and beyond, large scale student housing, very large-scale residential developments and more have revolutionized Simplex. We are attracting non-traditional modular customers who see our industry as supplying a superior building method that will take them from planning to revenue generation faster than any other method. It’s very satisfying to have emerged as a leader in this field.”
Pat Fricchione has served as Chairman of the Building Systems Council (a division of the National Association of Home Builders). He has also served as the President of the Modular Building Systems Association. Pat is the immediate past Chairman of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, President of the Scranton Half Marathon and serves on the Board of The Women’s Resource Center of Northeast PA
Dave Boniello is President of Simplex Industries.
Dave comes to his latest leadership position with over three and a half decades of industry experience, most of that with Simplex.
Dave Boniello brings a wealth of expertise to the President’s office. He began his career as a carpenter and rose through a series of sale and management positions before being named President on January 1, 2022. He previously served as Vice-President of Simplex and its affiliate company, Cornerstone Building Solutions.
Dave Boniello has been a leading proponent of embracing technology and changing industry processes that have allowed Simplex to offer the value and superior construction advantages of modular to those who have traditionally been non-modular customers. The company points to success with large multi-family projects completed in Philadelphia, Newark and suburban New York City as examples where Simplex changed their engineering approach, design and manufacturing systems to adapt to the needs of non-traditional customers. Embracing change and adapting to marketplace needs are credited with allowing Simplex to grow rapidly in recent years and to enter new markets.
Dave Boniello has had a hand in every large-scale project at Simplex for decades.
His work with companies such as Westrum Development, Georgica Green, The Community Builders and many more have highlighted his career.
Dave says a continued embrace of reexamining all Simplex’s methods and adapting to the needs of large-scale developers as well as single-family home builders will mark his tenure as President. He urges those who have not previously considered modular to meet with him and his team to discuss their needs and to learn how Simplex can move them from planning to grand opening faster than any other process – while improving quality and often offering significant development savings.
Dave Boniello has been highly active at his alma mater, Johnson College in
Scranton, PA. During his tenure as a board member, he became the first graduate to lead the College as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dave was also a 5 year member of the Lackawanna Home Builders Association and acted as Vice President in his final 2 years on the board.
In his free time Dave enjoys private Real Estate Development, golfing, skiing and time with family.
Kate Strattman serves as Director of Manufacturing. Kate joined Simplex in 2016 and brought with her 30 years of experience in our industry with an extensive background in Purchasing, Inventory Management and Warehousing, Sales and Marketing and Quality Control Management.
Over the course of her career, Kate has been heavily involved in single family, multi-family and light commercial projects. With her intense attention to detail, she ensures the correct materials are on hand when needed, at the right price for our customers.
Kate is the President of her home owner’s association and a member of Lumberman’s Merchandising Company. She studied Accounting, Marketing and Economics at SUNY Orange and has extensive knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and Power Point.
While not at Simplex, Kate enjoys spending time with her family hiking, canoeing, and visiting antique shops throughout the Northeast.
Jason Drouse joined the company in 1999 and began his Simplex career in the drafting and design department and rose through the ranks after a series of successful stops within the company. He currently manages the Multi-Family and Commercial accounts for Simplex where he interacts with clients, developers and general contractors on large scale multi-family and commercial projects.
Jason has participated in the Modular Housing Training Institute and The National Association of Home Builders “Green Building for Building Professionals” program. He has worked on many interesting projects during his career at Simplex including some of the more recent ones such as Leyden Woods (Greenfield, MA), The Pointe (Philadelphia, PA), Creative Benefits Office Building (Kingston, PA) & Cottage Gardens (Yonkers, NY).
A 15-year veteran of the industry, Brittany Stortecky first joined the Simplex family in the fall of 2013 as Service Manager. There she worked with customers to address any issues that arose with their projects.
Brittany quickly rose through the ranks, making a successful stop in single-family sales before settling into her current role on the Simplex multi-family team. Brittany collaborates with engineering firms, architects, developers, set crews and internal personnel to maintain progress and organization of multi-family and light commercial projects.
In her free time, you will likely find Brittany practicing yoga or spending time outdoors hiking with her husband and young daughter.
Jason Bogar brings valuable experience and expertise to his position in Simplex Sales. Jason has over 14 years in the industry and has played a role in the construction of over 200 single family homes over the course of his career.
Jason is working with existing members of the Simplex Builder Network and helping those builders who wish to convert to modular building better understand the advantages that have made modular the preferred building method for many informed buyers. As part of job, Jason also works closely with almost all areas of the Simplex complex, from Purchasing to Engineering to Production and more to insure his customers get exactly what they want from the building process.
When he’s not at work, you’ll find Jason coaching his children’s youth soccer teams or on the ice – he’s an avid ice hockey player. He also enjoys hunting and golfing and of course, spending time with his wife and children.
Jason attended the University of New Haven on a football scholarship (Go Chargers!) and is a native of Selinsgrove, PA.
You can reach Jason at [email protected]
Mark Hoffa began his career in the construction industry in 1984 and almost 25 years ago came over to modular construction. As an experienced manager, Mark has supervised the setting of thousands of modular boxes on projects within the Simplex marketing area. Some of his more high profile projects include the large scale student housing project at Mansfield University as well as at State University of New York Broome County. Mark also oversaw the setting of 546 units at the Meadows at Mitchell Field (Long Island, NY), SUNY Binghamton Dormitories (Binghamton, NY), ACTUS Lend Lease (Stewart Terrace, NY a privatized military housing project that consisted of over 171 units), The Cottages At The Hershey Hotel (Hershey, PA), Marywood University Dormitories (Scranton, PA), The Residence Inn (West Orange, NJ) and many more. Mark Hoffa has extensive experience solving on-site issues as well as working with Construction Managers, General Contractors with sub-contractors.
Bill Giordano brings construction expertise dating to 1994 to Simplex. He has a wide range of experience spread across electrical, carpentry and setting of modular boxes. Bill Giordano has worked under Mark Hoffa helping to oversee the setting of large scale multi-family projects including The Cottages at The Hershey Hotel (Hershey, PA), ACTUS Lend Lease (Stewart Terrace, NY), The Villas at Happy Valley (Penn State Main Campus), 31 Brewerytown and Bridgeview at the Waterfront in Philadelphia and many more. Bill also serves to supervise and assist with onsite completion of Simplex units.
Brian Cotner brings almost 25 years of modular expertise to work with him each day at Simplex. Brian serves as the company’s Engineering Manager, a position that has him working with and advising customers as well as fellow employees across Simplex.
Many of the techniques that have made modular the preferred building method originated at Simplex – putting history and tradition on Brian’s shoulders as he is tasked to help continue keeping the company a technological and engineering leader.
Brian Cotner joined Simplex in 2016. He’s a graduate of The Pennsylvania College of Technology with a degree in Industrial Drafting. This Watsontown resident and his wife have two children.
When not working you’ll find Brian in the woods or alongside a lake or river hunting and fishing.
Josh Seamans is a guy who knows how to keep things moving at Simplex. Josh is responsible for the day to day production line as well as all of the production workers in Plant 1 at the company.
Josh is a 23 year Simplex veteran, so he has the experience and expertise to make sure projects meet the timeline needed by our customers.
When he’s not making sure everything is running smoothly at Simplex, you’ll find Josh pending time with his family as well as hunting and fishing.